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Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators

Free resources for cybersecurity awareness and training are out there – links to many of them are provided here Cybersecurity training and awareness programs need not break the budget. This article lists free resources that are readily accessible and can help you find ideas, content, and contacts to assist in your efforts. Of course, as […]

What the ban on facial recognition tech will – and will not – do

As San Francisco moves to regulate the use of facial recognition systems, we reflect on some of the many ‘faces’ of the fast-growing technology Last week, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban the use of facial recognition technology, at least by law enforcement, local agencies, and the city’s transport […]

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Share ESET researchers detail how ASUS’s cloud service has been abused to distribute the Plead malware; in other news, ESET’s telemetry shows that the use of the EternalBlue exploit is reaching new highs ESET researchers document how attackers have distributed the Plead malware via compromised routers and man-in-the-middle attacks against the legitimate ASUS WebStorage software. […]

EternalBlue reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Attack attempts involving the exploit are in hundreds of thousands daily It has been two years since EternalBlue opened the door to one of the nastiest ransomware outbreaks in history, known as WannaCryptor (or WannaCry). Since the now-infamous malware incident, attempts to use the exploit have only been growing in prevalence. Currently it is at […]

Survey: What should companies do to restore trust post-breach?

The ESET survey among thousands of people in Asia-Pacific (APAC) provides valuable insight into their perceptions of cyber-threats and various common aspects of online security A full 58 percent of respondents in a recent survey in the Asia-Pacific region experienced a data breach in the past 12 months. This is just one finding from the […]

Ice Hockey World Championship: The risks of free live streaming

You think you’re watching the games for free, but are you sure that’s the case? Let’s review some of the risks that may come with free live streaming websites The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship kicked off in Slovakia last Friday and many fans who can’t attend in person are on the hunt for an […]